CLOSING THE LOOPHOLE
A recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, takes notes during a class for educational benefits on Aug. 26, 2015, at Parris Island, South Carolina.
A recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, takes notes during a class for educational benefits on Aug. 26, 2015, at Parris Island, South Carolina.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Bolser

New Bill Would Limit For-Profit College’s Access To Federal Funds

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On Veterans Day, the White House announced support for a bill designed to limit for-profit schools’ access to federal funds through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

Under the current law, for-profit schools must get at least 10% of their revenue from nonfederal sources, but the new bill, dubbed the Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers Act of 2015, would increase that requirement to 15%, according to Reveal. The bill also proposes closing a loophole that prevents military tuition assistance from counting against the current 90% rule.

“This loophole has created a perverse incentive for some for-profit colleges to seek out and aggressively – and, sometimes, deceptively – enroll service members and veterans to skirt the law,” said under secretary for education Ted Mitchell in a statement.

Get the full story at Reveal.